Brainstorming great ideas for a novel or series can truly be some of the most fun you’ll have as a writer. I love to brainstorm novel ideas, but there is a lot more that goes into taking an idea from that first spark to a full-length novel or a five-book series and beyond. In this […]read more
Getting started as a writer is hard enough, but once you’ve gotten started and are getting words on the page, how do you get better? Of course, the clear answer here is, “Keep Writing”. And that’s the truth. That’s the number one tip, for sure, because you learn by doing. The more you write, the […]read more
We only have a few days remaining until NaNoWriMo officially begins, so I wanted to take this last chance to give you some of my favorite tips for how to keep going when you get stuck. I’ve participated in NaNo for more than a decade (including Camp NaNoWriMo twice a year), and I’ve written more […]read more
Have you ever had a dream that just felt so big, you couldn’t fully get motivated to work on it every day? This can be a huge stumbling block and one of the most frustrating parts of trying create a new life for yourself as a professional author. Today, I’m going to give you my […]read more
Have you ever wished you could write a little bit faster? Do you struggle sometimes to write as many words per day as you really want to? Today, I have some great writing tips for you that I know will help almost everyone to begin to write faster and more consistently. However, I also want […]read more
I have gotten so many questions over the years about how to get started as a writer. Where do you begin? How do you actually learn to put a story together? Today, I am going to give you some of my best tips and share some of my personal experiences of when I first started […]read more
I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.